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Bring nature indoors beautifully with any of these five plant stands, pots and hangers.
1. Wildcat Indoor Plant Features
Wildcat’s plant stands are a smart alternative to cut flowers and office pot plants. These custom-designed, hand-manufactured planters are made by artisans in Johannesburg and display a weekly curation of lush indoor plants from the Wildcat greenhouse. If you love plants, but you’re not into the maintenance involved, these trendy attention-grabbers can be yours to rent and enjoy.
The Tuber range of planters is a collaboration between Indigenus and designer Haldane Martin, crafted from African iroko – a hard timber used for boats, flooring and outdoor furniture. The planters, which can be used indoors or outside, will weather all conditions, drawing their strength from individual cut pieces of wood bolted together with stainless-steel pins. The hand-assembled “vessels” sit as if rooted in the ground and work especially well in groups of three or more. Glass-reinforced concrete versions have also been introduced.
3. Atrium Plants
This graceful arching stand gives you the freedom to suspend hanging plants from the top hook, while the smooth bottom disc is ideal for table pots. The Atrium’s Leonardo stand is handcrafted by South African artisans from mild steel and powder-coated in matte black for a flawless finish. This compact piece is all about clean lines and highlights greenery without overpowering it.
Plantr aims to integrate greenery within South Africa’s cities with design and sustainability top of mind. Compatible with self-watering liners to keep plants hydrated and healthy, the locally designed and manufactured Loft range of planters are made from stainless steel and can be used both indoors and outside.
5. WAZ OUTDOOR
The WAZ Outdoor Hanging Gardens Collection comprises giant kokedama of 50-85kg, and 50cm-75cm in diameter, which almost magically hover in the air. They make a spectacular botanical masterpiece to liven up a patio, atrium or walkway. Each unique Hanging Garden is a living artwork – constructed using intricate stitching to form a lush tapestry of moss, soil and the crowning glory: a combination of 14+ expertly selected plants in a functional, aesthetically delightful design. Sold through decorators, designers and architects.